Might As Well Be 8 Tracks

Captain’a Log. Daddy Chronicles. Diaper Date 2322. Today was a day of convalescing. In between fetching tissues, making soup, and warming blankets, I spent time cleaning.
As part of my cleaning endeavors, I pitched a number of CDs. I had a sudden realization that my children probably will not spend much time buying, burning, or collecting CDs. It’s bad enough they won’t experience mix tapes. Eventually they will be like 8 track players were to me. I remember using them. I even remember my grandfather having one in his car, but they faded away.
It made me think about what other things will fade as my children grow – for better or for worse. Will books, newspapers, and magazines all completely die out? Surely they can’t. But how much will technology change our lives in the next 20 years.
I suppose only time will tell.
In the meantime, I have some discs to discard.
That’s all for now. Captain out….


4 thoughts on “Might As Well Be 8 Tracks”

  1. I felt this way about CDs, DVDs, tapes of course…and then I had an extended period of time when my internet went down and I couldn’t stream my online video or music and suddenly I really relished the books, the DVDs–all the physical stuff that didn’t require the internet.

    I promptly bought a record player and started spinning vinyl. I figure, why not.

    • Julie, I still love vinyl. I wish I had a player, but it just sounds better to me. The convenience of streaming is nice, but the vinyl quality was so much better. Thanks for reading!

  2. Best story ever: I was sorting through boxes of stuff from my parental home. My ten year old daughter at the time picked up a 45 vinyl single. I had to explain how a record player worked and that you could get albums with a bunch of songs or singles.
    She studied it for a while and looked at me with serious doubt eyes and said “so you are telling me there is only ONE SONG on each side???”


    • Ha! If only they made right gig vinyl. That’s pretty funny. I can remember pretty much sitting by the player to change the records. Now we can drive to another state and not lift a finger. But the sound quality isn’t as good.


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